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Tazewell County CONNECT | Tuition Free College

Tazewell County CONNECT | Tuition Free College

tazewell county connect free tuition

New funding allows Tazewell County high school seniors to attend Southwest Virginia Community College for free.

A partnership between Mrs. Priscilla McCall, trustee of the estate of Sam G. McCall Jr and the Tazewell County Board of Supervisors is bringing free tuition to high school seniors of Tazewell County this fall.
  • All 2019 Tazewell County high school graduates with at least a 2.0 GPA are eligible to receive last-dollar funding to attend Southwest Virginia Community College.
  • Students graduating from private schools, home schools, or receiving their GED are also eligible.
  • Students must apply for financial aid (FAFSA) first.
  • The scholarship is intended to cover any tuition and fees that are remaining after federal funding or other financial aid.
  • Students will need to enroll in a minimum of 6 tuition-free credit hours each semester.
  • Participation in the College's "Eagle Project" Days of Service will also be required.
  • While the cost of books is not included, many students qualify for scholarships that can cover this cost.
  • Funding available for Pell-eligible program-required courses only.

Complete the SWCC Tazewell County CONNECT Scholarship Application and submit it to the Admissions office in Dellinger Hall, room 133 or mail application to Attention: Financial Aid, PO Box 1101, Richlands, VA 24641.
"Community colleges have never been more relevant than they are today. The average incoming salary of someone with a two-year degree is higher than those with other credentials or no degree at all. The opportunity for graduates to obtain new jobs or level up to a higher position with their current employer, which increases their pay and disposable income, is a game-changer for many families and the local economy." - Dr. Tommy Wright, President of Southwest Virginia Community College

For more details about this program call 276-964-7724.